Treaty 2 Territory – Boozhoo. We hope that everyone is safe and well. As most have read from past posts by FNT2T Life Long Learning, a K-12 Treaty 2 History Learning Kit has been developed which consists of 13 booklets that have learning around First Nations (Indigenous) and Anishinaabe identity, history, and treaties. The launch of these booklets will be mid-to-late August for use in the 2021-22 school year.
In light of the recent heartbreaking findings at former residential school sites across Canada in Kamloops, Regina, Brandon, Cowessess, Lestock, Carlisle, and Cranbrook, FNT2T Life Long Learning began developing a learning booklet on residential schools.
FNT2T LLL Residential Schools provides an overview and map of the six residential schools that operated in Treaty 2 Territory which include Birtle, Brandon, Elkhorn, Mackay (Dauphin), Pine Creek, and Sandy Bay along with a brief history of each school based on The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (Volumes 1, 4 and 5). This learning booklet is developed from the perspective of First Nations (Indigenous) peoples and it can be used by parents, caregivers, and schools. It also provides all of the same Terms to Know from the K-12 Treaty 2 booklets and over 7 recommended readings for young people along with suggested discussion(s) for those readings. It will remain a fluid document that can and will change over time.
Take care yourself and one another. For more information on the K-12 Treaty 2 History Learning Booklets and the FNT2T LLL Residential Schools (booklet) please contact our main office. Miigwetch. Renew and revitalize.